@article{Zur_Garber_2024, title={The Approach of R. Johanan and Caesarea’s Judges to the Issue of a Round Window (Eruvin 76a-b)}, volume={37}, url={https://biupress.org/index.php/bdd/article/view/115}, abstractNote={<p>The Mishna in Bavli Tractate Eruvin (7:1) refers to a square shaped window that has the effect of joining two courtyards for the purpose of <em>eruv hatzerot</em> (courtyard eruv). A sugya that relates to the Mishna brings the statement of R. Johanan on the topic of a round window. This statement is the basis for a discussion in the sugya, which parallels the discussion on the topic of a sukkah in the form of a furnace (Sukkah 7b-8b). From the conclusion of the sugya in Eruvin it appears that the words of R. Johanan are explained following the method of the Caesarean religious judges (or the Caesarean Rabbis).</p> <p>The purpose of this article is to examine the different explanations given for R. Johanan’s statement, as well as the problems arising from these explanations, and to try and reach a conclusion as to whether R. Johanan made a mathematical error, as thought by some of the commentators, or whether his words contain no mathematical error and they can be construed as mathematically correct, as explicated by other commentators.</p>}, journal={BDD}, author={Zur, Uri and Garber, David}, year={2024}, month={Feb.}, pages={59} }